Rape accused found hanging in Barishal jail
Published : Saturday, 14 November, 2020 at 12:10 PM Count : 197
A rape case accused 'killed himself' in Barishal central jail early Saturday.
Deceased Hanif Khalifa, 40, was an accused in a case filed by his wife on September 30 for violating his speech impaired daughter. He had been in jail from October 1.
Prashanta Kumar Banik, senior jail super, said Hanif had been out of jail for his DNA test for some days. Whenever he came back, he was kept under quarantine.
"We have been informed that Hanif 'committed suicide' at a toilet of the jail. Then, we rushed to the toilet around 3am where we found the hanging body of him from a sewerage pipe line," the senior jail super added.
The body was sent to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital this morning.
The body will be handed over to the victim's family after autopsy.